BWW Review: GIRLS NIGHT OOT, Webster's Theatre, Glasgow, April 15 2016
Girls Night OOT is the sequel to the hit musical I Will Survive. I hadn't seen the original, but the follow-up is definitely stand alone and easy to follow. Lauren is getting married and sets out on her hen night with her three best friends.
The storyline is paper thin but backed up with a solid track listing. This show knows its (almost entirely female) audience and happily caters to them with the likes of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, No Scrubs and Proud Mary. Several songs have been into well produced mash ups and others have been given a Glaswegian lyric change. The rendition of Peggy Lee's "I'm a Woman, W.O.M.A.N" altered to "Wuman" made me cringe but had the majority of the audience rolling in the aisles.
I was a bit concerned about the over 18's rating on the show, but I imagine it was in place for the explicit language. Girls Night OOT is a bit cheeky but it wasn't as riotous as I had expected, especially for a Friday night in Glasgow!
This is not high brow theatre by any means but it's good fun that is made a lot more enjoyable with good music and excellent vocal performances.
Girls Night OOT is on tour around Scotland:
23 April-Cumbernauld Theatre
1 May-Oran Mor
6 May-Rutherglen Town Hall
27 May-Howden Park
4 September-Oran Mor
1 October-Eastwood Park Theatre
28 October-Byre Theatre